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Raiter Family History

Raiter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a city financial officer (comptroller) from Middle High German reiten ‘calculate’. German: occupational name for a man who cleared land for settlement from Middle High German riuten or for a horseback rider (Middle High German rīter) knight (compare Reiter ). Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajter itself of German origin (see Reiter ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rater, Reiter, Raiser, Ranger, Beiter, Riser, Zaiger, Mauter, Rimer

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Where is the Raiter family from?

You can see how Raiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raiter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Raiter families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Raiter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Raiter families in 1911.
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What did your Raiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raiter. 42% of Raiter men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Raiter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raiter were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raiter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 324 immigration records available for the last name Raiter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 202 military records available for the last name Raiter. For the veterans among your Raiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raiter lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Raiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Raiter in 1967 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

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